Show ContentsRadebaugh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the distinguished German surname Radebaugh lie in the northern province of Schleswig-Holstein. The name is derived from "Rodenbach," the name of several places in Germany, which is itself derived from the Old High German "roden," meaning "to clear," and "bach," meaning "stream." It is likely that the progenitor of the surname was a native of the town of Rodenbach who had moved to another city and was therefore referred to as "Radebaugh."

Early Origins of the Radebaugh family

The surname Radebaugh was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the name was most common, particularly in the city of Hamburg. The earliest known bearer of the name was Herman Rodenbeke, who was a resident of the city of Greifswald in 1330. The young Radebaugh family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of the medieval society of Schleswig-Holstein.

Early History of the Radebaugh family

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Radebaugh Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rodebach, Radabaugh, Rodebaugh, Rodenbaugh, Rodenbach and many more.

Early Notables of the Radebaugh family

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United States Radebaugh migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Radebaugh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henrich Radebaugh, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 1

Contemporary Notables of the name Radebaugh (post 1700) +

  • Arthur Radebaugh (1906-1974), American futurist illustrator, airbrush artist, and industrial designer
  • Barclay Radebaugh, head men's basketball coach at Charleston Southern University
  • Alan Paine Radebaugh (b. 1952), American artist
  • Roy Radebaugh (1881-1945), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Samuel H. Radebaugh, American Democratic Party politician, Postmaster at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1887-89 2

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  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook